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Florence Heaman washing up, over-60ís...

Florence Heaman washing up, over-60ís... Village Hall, Dolton, February 1973 More like this

The tree house, Tapeley Park garden

The tree house, Tapeley Park garden Tapeley Park, Instow, July 1986 More like this

Whist drive refreshments

Whist drive refreshments Beaford Victory Hall, 6 December 1973 More like this

Fred Hooper, milk lorry driver, collecting...

Fred Hooper, milk lorry driver, collecting... Sheepwash, April 1978 More like this

Two women chatting

Two women chatting St Giles in the Wood, 26 October 1974 More like this

Listening for the hounds

Listening for the hounds Halsdon, Dolton, December 1976 More like this

Building the new link road

Building the new link road South Molton near, August 1988 More like this

Tourists having a picnic

Tourists having a picnic Bideford, April 1978 More like this

Ivor Brock rescuing a lamb in a blizzard

Ivor Brock rescuing a lamb in a blizzard Millhams, Dolton, February 1978 More like this

Cake stall at the Church Bazaar

Cake stall at the Church Bazaar Torrington, 4 December 1974 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

High quality prints of the images on this website can be purchased online, please see individual images for details.

The photographs on this site are protected by copyright law

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